The purpose of the visit was to observe the coronavirus (COVID-19)-related quarantine site for 188 Indonesian World Dream cruise ship crew members.
The TNI leader was accompanied by several representatives of the National Police, National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), Coordinating Human Development and Culture Ministry, Health Ministry, and several journalists during the visit.
The military chief and his entourage boarded the Indonesian naval ship, John Lie-358, from the Tanjung Priok Port's Jakarta International Container Terminal pier at around 8 a.m. local time. The battle ship then headed to the small island and arrived there at around 11:30 a.m. local time.
In the face of the COVID-19 outbreak, Dream Cruises recently announced that departures of its several cruise ships were suspended and several of its crew members, including 188 Indonesians employed at the World Dream cruise ship, were sent home.
Dream Cruises reported earlier that Hong Kong's Department of Health had confirmed that all guests and crew onboard World Dream had cleared extensive health screenings and temperature checks.
The company also confirmed that all samples taken from the 1,814 World Dream crew members had tested negative for COVID-19. (Antara)